copy of The End of the World episode of 1958 CBS program Trackdown
Referenced in Snopes fact check, Did a 1950s TV Episode Feature a Character Named Trump Who Offered to Build a Protective Wall? "The episode (S1, E30) aired on CBS in 1958 and was titled “The End of the World,” featuring actor Lawrence Dobkin playing the role of “Walter Trump.” A synopsis of the episode from the Classic TV Archive reads as follows: Walter Trump, a confidence man, puts on a long robe and holds a tent meeting in the town of Talpa. He tells the townspeople that a cosmic explosion will rain fire on the town and that he is the only one that can save them from death. Ranger Hoby Gilman attempts to prove Trump is a fraud."
January 17, 2019 Subject:
No relation to our present situation
Unlike this science fiction fantasy, the present-day border crisis is real. The danger is real, and President Trump bears no relation to the con man at the center of this story. Must everything be politicized?